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Classes: FAQs

What is the age range for classes?

The Music Together mixed ages class is appropriate for children age 5 and younger. The Music Together Babies Only class is for children from newborn to eight months. We also offer Feel the Beat and Meet the Instruments classes for children ages 4 to 7yo.

What happens in a Music Together class?

Singing, dancing and playing with instruments!

The 45-minute class includes a dozen music experiences ranging from playful free-movement to instrumental jam sessions to songs and chants in unusual tonalities and meters as found in other cultures. Read more here!

How are you different from Old Town School/ other music programs for children?

Our teachers are trained in early childhood music education and we teach Music Together, a research-based developmentally appropriate curriculum. Check out our Yelp reviews to learn more. Here is an excerpt:

“I feel like MMM is truly a musical education class - not a soundtrack that the kids dance along to. As someone who has played piano for over 10 years, I really appreciate that and would rather spend my money on a class that is truly educating my son.” --Alicia K.

What is a good age to start Music Together class with my baby?

As soon as possible! We know that children learn to talk by listening and imitating their adults, so that’s why we talk to them even when they can’t yet understand. We believe the same is true for music! So, singing and dancing with your child from birth is just as beneficial.

May I schedule a makeup class?

Families are allowed to make-up a class at any available class listed in our online scheduler. It's as simple as that! For Music Together®, each currently enrolled Merry Music Makers family is entitled to four (4) make-ups per session.

Please note: Make-ups are NOT transferable between semesters.

Can I enroll for the whole year?

Yes! We offer continuous enrollment where we keep enrolling your child each semester in the same class and charge your card on file. You can also set-up a payment plan when checking out online.

Are there scholarships available?

Scholarships for classes are available at the Broadway Armory location. They are offered to those who are also taking an additional Park District class at the Broadway Armory.

Do you do birthday parties?

Yes! Please check out our page that talks all about the parties that we host at our Main Studio on Ravenswood Avenue. Some teachers may also lead a sing-along at your own event upon request.

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